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BladeHQ Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight M4

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Jonathan Tayag
BladeHQ Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight M4

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For years now the Spyderco Para 3 has remained one of the best EDC folding knives you can buy today. And in its Lightweight configuration you can get all the ergonomic cutting power without too much added heft in your pockets. As an exclusive collaboration with BladeHQ, the Para 3 Lightweight gets a fresh new mint green handle and a premium M4 steel blade. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a distinctive everyday carry knife that looks as striking as its ability to cut for you day in and day out no matter what task you throw in front of it.

The standout feature of the BladeHQ exclusive Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight is the mint green FRN handle scales with an aggressive texturing that makes it very grippy when when your hands are wet. The use of FRN material in combination with the reversible deep carry wire pocket clip helps bring the weight down on this model of the knife to just 3.0 ounces in total. The handle is ergonomically shaped to ease actuation of the ambidextrous manual eyehole opening cut into the premium satin-finished CPM-M4 steel blade with Spyderco’s characteristic leaf shape and flat grind. M4 tool steel offers exceptional toughness, hardness, and edge retention, but keep in mind it isn’t as corrosion resistant if you use your EDC in wet conditions or humid environments. The M4 blade’s characteristics let it handle tough, prolonged use, while a secure compression holds the blade in place through it all. For added control over the cut, the design of the Para 3 Lightweight includes added jimping at the spine of the blade and at the bottom choil, letting you get close up on the blade for delicate slicing work.

Whether you want to see what the Para 3 Lightweight hype is about for the first time, or you want a unique Spyderco to add to your rotation, the BladeHQ Mint Green M4 version is one release you don’t want to miss. These limited runs are normally hard to get a hold of, but now you can grab this knife at a discount too while it’s still in stock at the link below.

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Jonathan Tayag

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About the Author
Jonathan Tayag is secretly an information technology and corporate security expert who prefers to moonlight as a creative event and commercial photographer whenever possible. His varied experience and substantial travels have led him to seek, without even thinking about it at first, the best gear for the best use at the best price available. Before the concept of EDC (everyday carry) firmly took hold, Jonathan already spent untold amounts of time optimizing for the best-in-slot pieces of gear, from cameras and lenses to pocket knives, pens, and bags and packs. In November 2015, Jonathan joined EverydayCarry.com and has since written numerous articles and guides to help impart his knowledge to the community as a whole.

Jonathan's photographic works have appeared on numerous online websites, print, video, and television outlets for over a decade. Jonathan's previous clients include Blizzard Entertainment, Red Bull, ESL, Razer, and several other endemic and non-endemic esports sponsors and brands. His work also features heavily in online competitive gaming communities, especially those of the StarCraft and Fighting Game genres. You've likely seen his work if you've spent time in a stream or in-game chat over the years.

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